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Blow-Up Reviews

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July 31, 2007
There may be some meaning, some commentary about life being a game, beyond what remains locked in the mind of film's creator, Italian director-writer Michelangelo Antonioni. But it is doubtful that the general public will get the 'message' of this film.
June 24, 2006
As often with Antonioni, a film riddled with moments of brilliance and scuppered by infuriating pretensions.
February 28, 2002
I have enough faith in my judgment to recognize a stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 28, 2004
Every generation has a cautionary tale like Blow-Up, but its hypocrisy is special: it peddles what it condemns. Just as tired and offensive today as it was in '66.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2013
In Blow-Up [Antonioni] smothers this conflict in the kind of pompous platitudes the press loves to designate as proper to "mature," "adult," "sober" art.
April 11, 2016
This remains a failure for which I would trade ten successes: a totally absorbing experience on the screen, a film of deceptive, tricky surfaces and cold perceptions.
August 29, 2002
See it for the bell bottoms and the birds, and if the existential riddle at the core of the film captures your imagination, so much the better.
Read More | Original Score: 93/100
January 20, 2006
Whether there was a murder isn't the point. The film is about a character mired in ennui and distaste, who is roused by his photographs into something approaching passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 6, 2017
Michelangelo Antonioni's film is an inquiry into the modernist concern of what art is and how it affects life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 3, 2005
Speaks to the inescapability of modern man's emotional and spiritual alienation.
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2015
Michelangelo Antonioni's first English language film is an allegorical murder mystery whose abstract parameters delineate a society where images are more important, and lasting, than reality.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 31, 2007
This is so ravishing to look at (the colors all seem newly minted) and pleasurable to follow (the enigmas are usually more teasing than worrying) that you're likely to excuse the metaphysical pretensions.
March 8, 2004
The ennui stretches into the very story itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 16, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
March 3, 2004
Relying only on our subjective perceptions and personal interpretations, we are asked to find the truth for ourselves.
Read More | Original Score: 88/100
April 26, 2004
Peter Brunette's detailed and entertaining commentary refreshingly acknowledges that, at many points, 'Things don't add up in this movie.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 13, 2005
A fascinating take on the mod lifestyle.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 10, 2009
O rigor estético aqui exibido por Antonioni, somado à excepcional montagem de Frank Clarke, à bela fotografia de Carlo Di Palma e à atuação inspirada de Hemming, garante ao filme um vigor e um charme que só crescem com o tempo.
| Original Score: 5/5
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